Located on the scenic Long Island Sound, Connecticut nurses know this state as one that is filled with quaint towns and large cities. Rich in history and natural surroundings, this state also is known for its high demand for nurses in a wide range of specialties.

Becoming a Nurse in Colorado

A student nurse in Connecticut can work towards a BSN, MSN or doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut in Storrs and specialize in anatomy, family care, physiology, psychiatric/mental health and study in programs that help nurses obtain their RN licensure. While community colleges are available in every direction within this state, the nurse who plans a long-term career as a nursing student can find many programs that will offer a BSN or MSN, such as Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, with specialties in administration or family care. If a community college is desired, Naugatuck Valley Community Technical College’s nursing program provides one of many state-wide options that offer a quick track to certification or an associate’s degree in EMT or psychiatric/mental health care.

Nursing Jobs in Colorado

Graduates who wish to seek a nursing career in Connecticut can find LPN jobs that range from $30,000 to $121,000 per year, and RN positions that range from $57,000 to $156,000 per year. Some of the largest health care employers in this state include DAnbury Hospital, which is located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains on the border of New York State; Hartford Hospital; and Magellan Health Services, the nation’s leader in behavioral health disease management.

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Top 10 Online Nursing Schools

University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix — BSN, MSN, and Certificate. The University of Phoenix is the nation's largest online university and currently offers several nursing programs at three different degree levels, based on previous nursing education and experience.

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Kaplan University
Kaplan University — Bachelor's, and Master's Nursing Degrees. Kaplan's School of Nursing offers specializations for nurse administrators and nurse educators.

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Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University — BS in Nursing (BSN) and MBA/MS in Nursing. Grand Canyon University offers a unique MBA/MS in nursing degree program that teaches students about the business aspect of healthcare, specifically nursing healthcare. Current nurses who want more business experience will find this may be an ideal fit.

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Liberty University
Liberty University — RN to BSN Degree and MSN Degree. The Department of Nursing at Liberty prepares students for baccalaureate level nursing, putting strong emphasis on Christian ethical standards and viewing nursing as a ministry of caring.

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Walden University
Walden University — M.S. in Nursing (RN Track), M.S in Nursing (BSN Track). Walden offers a wide variety of nursing degrees and certificates that are all accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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